From the welcome of Iraq Ambassador Sumaidaie by President Bush: "You're now officially the Ambassador. I look forward to working with you, Mr. Ambassador, and the new government, to help Iraq become a country that can govern itself and sustain itself and defend itself. I'm confident in the future of liberty in Iraq because I believe the people of Iraq want to live in a free society. And although there's been some very difficult times for the Iraqi people, I am impressed by the courage of the leadership, impressed by the determination of the people, and want to assure you, sir, that the United States stands ready to help the Iraqi democracy succeed."
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